Fortuna 5yo VON SNITZEL rewards patient owners with fine win in Singapore

“A long time between drinks” was an appropriate adage when Fortuna’s 5yo Gelding VON SNITZEL ( Snitzel-Lumir) won in Singapore Friday 27th June. The last time that VON SNITZEL had greeted the judge had been 810 days earlier, in April 2012. Not that the horse has been unproductive in that time as he had won prize money in twelve of his twenty five starts.

Drawn well at Barrier two on the Turf track and in the hands of the very capable Lisa Allpress, VON SNITZEL went straight to the lead, dictated terms in front, cornered under no pressure from the rider and maintained his advantage down the long Kranji straight, winning with a two length margin in hand in the smart time of 1.23.67 for the 1400 metre trip. Click HERE to view race replay

” I am so happy for the Syndicate Members” was Fortuna Director John Galvin’s response straight after the race, ” they have had their patience tested severely in the past two years; however he has generally run very honest races and his accumulated earnings in Singapore are now around S$95,000, so he has more than paid his way. He was very unlucky last start, getting badly squeezed just short of the post and with his good barrier draw tonight, we did think he was a real chance.”

Selected by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna at the 2010 Karaka Premier Sale, VON SNITZEL is raced by an ownership group comprising 24 individuals.

VON SNITZEL winning Singapore 27th June 2014
VON SNITZEL winning Singapore 27th June 2014